The opportunity to be a part of a horse's life from birth to competition is unparalleled. To continue that journey to the upper levels of eventing is challenging, rewarding, and is the epitome of success in horse sport.
Area IV Eventer Edith Lee is based in Minnesota, 45 minutes west of the Twin Cities at Wake Robin Farm, a beautiful, 70 acre equine facility. She spends the spring, summer, and fall months here working with young horses, and competing throughout the United States. In the winter, she takes a select group of horses to Ocala, Florida -- some to compete in eventing, dressage, and jumpers, and others to be offered for sale.
For a more in-depth look at Edee's program, check out her blog at www.strideandahalf.wordpress.com!
Edith "Edee" Lee is a young equestrian professional with a focus on Eventing. Edee began her competition career with the local county fair at the age of 7, and was competing at recognized events just 2 years later. At the age of 14, she competed Preliminary aboard Ballycormac Petrocelli, and then became a member of the Area IV North American Junior/Young Rider team the following 3 years. Together with her teammates, she won Team Silver and Team Gold at CCI*, and then competed as an individual at CCI**. After attending Carleton College and receiving her Bachelor's degree in Cinema and Media Studies, Edee continued her career by producing another horse to the 2* level, the Thoroughbred stallion, Prince Halory. She hopes to continue their journey to Advanced.
Edee loves to learn, and always has a new book on horse training close at hand, to add to her education from lessoning with some of the best names throughout the horse world -- George Morris, Lucinda Green, Peter Grey, Joe Meyer, Leslie Law, Yvonne Bartow, Allison Springer, Jonathan Holling, Becky Holder, and many more. Edee's riding is characterized by forward, focused horses.
At Wake Robin Farm, top quality American sporthorses are bred and started under saddle that go on to every discipline. The enjoyment of backing a horse for the first time, after having watched it's first steps, and progressively moving on to galloping across the country and over fences is what keeps Edee going to the barn every day. The goal is to breed a trainable, willing animal, with all the athleticism for international eventing competition. Our horses are raised in a natural herd environment, and build their bones and ligaments on open country.